open source workers

Harold Jarche

Openness enables knowledge-sharing, which fosters innovation through a diversity of ideas. Trust emerges in networks that are open and transparent. This is how open source software is developed. There are lessons to learn for open source work. Consider open source software versus software as a service. An open source network needs a core operating system that is open and transparent. This makes it open for disruption.

Open Source eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

I was just asked about trends in open source for eLearning and particularly open source eLearning tools. Probably one of the better sources on this is Jane Hart’s Instructional Tools Directory. In addition, she indicates if they are free or cost money – which is not quite the same thing as open source. Beyond that, probably the best thing to do is to use eLearning Learning to go through it’s open source eLearning and open source eLearning Tools.


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[nextweb] The Open Source Bank of Brewster

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. Brewster wants to show us how to build on free and open software. Stahlman tried to keep the open code feature-compatible, but it couldn’t be done. Open Source doesn’t work well there. So, can we build a free and open ecosystem that work better than the current one? “It pulls it out of the market, like stamping software as Open Source.” I’m at the Next Web conference in Amsterdam.

Open Source Strategic Planning

Beth Kanter

Paul Connolly, who has been a guest blogger on this blog before , covered the session on Open Source Strategic Planning. The session was also covered on the Working Wikily Blog, ” Doing the conventional, unconventionally ” by Anna Muoio. In 2009, the foundation began by harvesting almost a thousand proposals for future directions from community members through online crowd-sourcing.

Open Source LMS

Tony Karrer

Because of their very limited budget, I suggested they dive into more depth looking at open source LMS products. To help get that started, I looked at eLearning Learning and found some pretty good sources around LMS / Open Source and Learning Management System / Open Source. Learning Visions , June 26, 2009 Concerning Open Source, LMSs and SCORM: Correcting Some Common Misconceptions - The E-Learning Curve , October 19, 2009 To open source or not?

Internet Time Blog » Google releases open source browser

Jay Cross

Open Sourced Bright Ideas and Micro Support | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Aug 26 2008 Open Sourced Bright Ideas and Micro Support Published by Nancy White at 8:02 am under Uncategorized , collaboration , creativity Via Emily Gertz’s tweet of a recent blog post of hers, I was led to Bright Idea Shade on Hopefully the open source values continue past their participation in Eyebeam work.

Two months of blogging

Dave Snowden

A little over two months ago I wrote a post summarising the previous year’s blog posts. I would also make a general observation that discussion about blog posts now seems to take place in LinkedIn or other social media where I tend to broadcast them.

My Moodle Test


Home > Learning Technologies , Standards > My Moodle Test My Moodle Test October 9th, 2009 Goto comments Leave a comment Talk has been heating up lately regarding the use of open source versus proprietary systems for learning. For example, if you check out Michael Hanley’s blog , you’ll see that he’s dedicated most of his recent posts to this subject. Sophia Peters provides another interesting post entitled Deciding Between Open Source and Proprietary Software?

"Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

It examines the use of blogging software as an interface to digital library content stored in a separate repository. ( LINK ). This article investigates the use of social software applications in digital library environments.

Internet Time Blog » Opening up

Jay Cross

Chaining links

Doc Searls

Much of what it says overlaps with the chapter I wrote for O’Reilly’s Open Sources 2.0. I know nofollow is an attrribute value with a worthy purpose: to reduce blog and comment spam. Tags: Blogging infrastructure problems flickr Glassie links Linux Linux Journal novollow O'Reilly Open Sources 2.0 First, links to a pair of pieces I wrote — one new, one old, both for Linux Journal.

Internet Time Blog » Bulk Flickr downloads

Jay Cross

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Shout out to my current favorite Web-based tool: Pixer | Main | "1st Virtual World Shootout.Forterras OLIVE Platform Smokes Second Life" (Ambient Connections) » July 03, 2007 Open Laszlo: Open Source Webtop Platform Anyone else out there have experience with this platform ? typekey e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert) Me in Second Life Blog powered by TypePad Member since 08/2003

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Top Ten AntiSpyware Apps from CNET | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 26, 2008 "Using Open Source Social Software as Digital Library Interface" (D-Lib Magazine) ( LINK ) "This article investigates the use of social software applications indigital library environments.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Ajax SDK for the iPhone on the way from Backbase | Main | Quote of the Day: Vannevar Bush - "As We May Think" » September 06, 2007 Open Laszlo Gets Its Own Track and Big Customers for the open source webtop platform Way back in July, I posted a brief note about OpenLaszlo. is actually investigating using it and today I see that Open Laszlo has its own track at AjaxWorld West 2007.

Blogging the way it ought to be

Doc Searls

Since the form of a WordPress blog (which this is) favors writing long pieces over short ones, that’s mostly what I’ve written here, since I started in August 2007. blog is writing pieces of any length, and posting them easily from a WYSIWYG editor, I’ve been blogging there instead of here. The Best Way to Blog. Open Source lives, to say the least. It’s even easier than it was on my original blog , where I posted from 1999 to 2007.

Looking back at the Acorn Study; Part 1: Introduction 

Dave Snowden

In the spirit of this playing, I decided to turn the report on the Acorn Study in a blogging series, hoping that it will land in front of more eyeballs and will also be an easier way for people to digest information – coming at them piece by piece rather than all in one go.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short

Mark Oehlert

Main | The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter » March 05, 2008 Big Basket of Stuff #3.the last for today.and short Adobes Kevin Lynch on AIRs Open-Source Road to the Desktop (WIRED):"This week, Adobe released version 1.0 You can read our initial coverage of AIRs release on the Compiler blog." typekey e-Clippings (a division of blogoehlert) Me in Second Life Blog powered by TypePad Member since 08/2003

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Prism for Firefox: Run Web Sites/Apps w/out a whole big browser getting in the way.

Mark Oehlert we have two reasons why having a browser built on open source code with a powerful and passionate development community behind it, will continue to provide a more robust and user-focused experience than something provided by say a large corporation - no knock on large corporations (some of my best friends.). Well now you can just create your own widget that loads up that page from a bookmark that you can have on your desktop w/out having to open the whole browser.

I need some help

George Siemens

On February 8, I’ll be delivering a talk at TEDxEdmonton’s event Rethinking Open Source Culture. In 2003 I posted a few articles online on open source movements and learning: Open source p.I , Open Source p.II , and Why we should share learning material. I have benefitted enormously from open learning. Open online courses in particular have been among the most significant learning experiences in my life. - Blog - The Wave

Nigel Paine

Blog RSS. Essentially it is reconceptualisation of email and instant messaging and collaborative tools into one browser based application which will be open source. Links. Articles. Presentations. Photos. Discussions. Guestbook. Contact. Send Email. Leadership. Learning. Technology. Links. Articles. Presentations. Photos. Discussions. Guestbook. Contact. Send Email. Navigation. Links. Articles. Presentations. Photos. Discussions. Guestbook. Contact.

Blogs as a Basis for Social Networks

Tony Karrer

DiSo (dee • zoh) is an umbrella project for a group of open source implementations of these distributed social networking concepts. This aligns pretty well with my experience of Learning and Networking with a Blog. This is also a good direction in that it starts with something that you own as an individual - your blog (as opposed to starting within the walls of Facebook). Interesting to see the buzz around Diso.

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Dave Snowden

I started the whole thing by pointing out that I have seen this dangerous obsession with algorithms reactively crawling through open source data twice times before. In part this is due to an over focus on MBAs and Consultants as the source of management, rather then building capability through pragmatic knowledge rather than the abstraction of numbers. My major political point was that we need to be very careful in making open data an ideological requirement of the net.

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Live blogging Studio 20?s Open Studio at NYU

Doc Searls

Below is my live blogging, in outline form, of the final presentations of work by NYU graduate journalism students in Jay Rosen’s Studio 20 class, which I’ve served for three semesters as a visiting scholar. Open Studio was the name of the event. Mike Rothman, one of the students, asked me to live blog the event. Live Blogging is his topic, and what I’m doing now. Much higher than industry average open rates.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): HHS and Federal Government Blogs

Mark Oehlert

Spies Use Custom Videogames to Learn How to Think" (WIRED) | Main | The e-Learning Guilds Call for Presenters at DevLearn 2008 » May 14, 2008 HHS and Federal Government Blogs Did you know that the Secretary for Health and Human Services has a blog ? federal government blogs here. Im going to head over and check out the feeds from the CBO blog and the Dept. of Transportation blogs.

Lean or Agility?

Dave Snowden

The opening keynote speaker had recommend that we address brutal facts and identify five key ideas or concepts the understanding of which would change things. Given that LSCC had just announced a set of values this might have been considered provocative, but the conversation afterwards was fascinating with people really open to thinking differently. ADDITIONAL SOURCES. Link : Detailed discussion of SenseMaker® (the micro-narrative software which is not open source.

The Growing Importance of Storytelling in the Business World

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Since retiring from IBM in 2007, I’ve continued my involvement with technology-based initiatives, - AI and blockchain most recently, - through my consulting and academic activities as well as the weekly blogs that I’ve now been writing for the past dozen years. We once more had to carefully explain our reasons for supporting Linux, including the value of collaborating with an open community that included some of the best programmers and computer scientists around the world.

Berkman Buzz

David Weinberger

Ethan Zuckerman blogs an “informal conversation&# with U.S. CMLP asks for help with “Software Best Practices and Open Source Derivative Works&# : link. Weekly Berkman Buzz : Christian Sandvig adds context to “Internet freedom&# debates: link. State Department’s P.J. Crowley: link. Weekly Global Voices: “Cameroon: Netizens React to SMS-to-Tweet Ban&# : link - Blog - Gary Hamel Podcast: For Management.

Nigel Paine

Blog RSS. Like an open source project. Links. Articles. Presentations. Photos. Discussions. Guestbook. Contact. Send Email. Leadership. Learning. Technology. Links. Articles. Presentations. Photos. Discussions. Guestbook. Contact. Send Email. Navigation. Links. Articles. Presentations. Photos. Discussions. Guestbook. Contact. Send Email. More About This Website. Tweet. Visit the Learning and Skills Group. A List of My Links (small but perfectly formed).

How to hear Bach’s St. John Passion

David Weinberger

There’s a wonderful episode of Christopher Lydon’s Radio Open Source that explores this question from scholarly and musical points of view, always sympathetically, and with transcendently beautiful passages from the work itself. John Passion appeared first on Joho the Blog I find the weird sounds that opera singers make — singing — to be creepy, but even I find Bach’s St. John Passion moving.

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An opportunity for the AP

Doc Searls

You can read about it in “ Associated Press to build news registry to protect content “, a press release that manages to half-conceal some constructive open source possibilities within a pile of prose that seems mostly to be about locking down content and tracking down violators of AP usage policies. Tags: Berkman Blogging Business Future Ideas Journalism News VRM infrastructure problems 1846

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finds for focusing

Harold Jarche

The Open Source Software Bubble that is, and the Blogging Bubble that Was — via @jafurtado. Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds.

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How Beautiful it is, and How Easily it can be Broken : Andrew McAfee’s Blog

Andy McAfee

Andrew McAfee’s Blog The Business Impact of IT Home Home RSS Search How Beautiful it is, and How Easily it can be Broken June 29 2009 Comments to this post The Enterprise 2.0 Many attendees were tweeting diligently throughout the event using the above hashtags, and have also used them to point to their blog posts and other related writings. It’s a little bit highfalutin for a blog post about software adoption, but I don’t care.

A grain of sand: Innovation diffusion

Dave Snowden

So links and materials relating to both poadcast and workshop are as follows: Link : Detailed discussion of SenseMaker® (the micro-narrative software which is not open source. All methods are open source and there is other material to explore on the site. conference blogsToday I was privileged to be invited as to present along with four others at an Innovation Diffusion workshop for UCL in connection with the NHS.

Open Word—The Podcasting Story

Doc Searls

” Instead, like the Web, email and other graces of open protocols on the open Internet, podcasting is NEA: Nobody owns it, Everybody can use it and Anybody can improve it. This is one of the many conclusions (some of them provisional) I reached after two days at The Unplugged Soul: Conference on the Podcast at Columbia’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism , which I live-tweeted through Little Pork Chop and live-blogged through at

Learning: an anthro-complexity perspective

Dave Snowden

I somewhat foolishly offered to write a blog post and this, the best part of two weeks later is it. All of the methods and approaches here are documented in the field guide and are available in our open-source Wiki so I am just summarising them here.

the reality of missing out

Harold Jarche

When Tim Berners-Lee invented the Worldwide Web he made it free and open source, so others could build upon it. In the early days it was quite open with individuals sharing knowledge through blogging and collectively building knowledge with wikis, the largest being Wikipedia.

[berkman] Dries Buytaert: Drupal and sustaining collaborative efforts

David Weinberger

NOTE: Live-blogging. Drupal is an open source content manager, Dries says. Today he’s going to talk about: history, open source, community, the evolution of software, and how to grow and sustain it. as open source, as “a full-featured content management/discussion engine…suitable to setup a news-driven comunity or portal site similar to and” (as it said in the original annoucement). Open Source.

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New Clues

David Weinberger

The clues are designed as an open source publishing project: The text is in the public domain, and we’re making the clues available at Github in various computer-friendly formats, including JSON, OPML and XML. Dave’s blog post on New Clues , and working with David and me. Doc’s blog. The project with Doc that I mentioned is a new set of clues , following on The Cluetrain Manifesto from 16 years ago.

zoom is not the problem — meetings are

Harold Jarche

Asynchronous communication — threaded discussions, blogs, and wikis — was always part of my work conversations. Quite often, an alternative would be more effective than calling a meeting — e.g. one-on-one conversation, email, wiki, blog, discussion thread, etc.

Test LMS

Clark Quinn

Probably the most interesting is: Open Source CMS - a site that has a whole bunch of open source tools installed so that you can play around with them. Wikis: BoltWire DokuWiki MediaWiki PmWiki WikkaWiki Blogs: Dotclear Eggblog FlatPress Globber LifeType Loudblog Nucleus CMS Serendipity SimplePHPBlog Textpattern WikyBlog WordPress Zomplog I hope someone will play around a bit and let me know how this works out for them


Dave Snowden

A series of eight presentations, plus an introduction before lunch is just too rich to conference blog, so I'm going to attempt a high level summary here. He was followed by an excellent summary of exaptation and its place in evolutionary theory, material on conceptual blending & innovation, the role of modularity, the inevitability of heterogeneity, cancer treatment and open source software. Commercial open source software and the commoditization catalyst".

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